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  • Anthony Palmerino - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    the program Anthony Palmerino 2nd Year Full Time MBA Supply Chain Concentration 2 Prior work experience Systems development and Real Estate Operations Management 3 Why did you select the NC State Jenkins MBA program I liked how the SCRC at NC State offered several vehicles for interacting with industry The opportunities to gain practical experience with and be exposed to area employers set it apart from other programs 4 Why did you select the supply chain management concentration how does it align with career goals I selected Supply Chain because my experience in Real Estate Management demanded that I operate across several functions of an organization I like how this was parelled and expanded upon in the Supply Chain concentration The broad based Supply Chain concentration offered the opportunity to interact with several different functional areas of an operation which I viewed as opportunity to expand my understanding of the organization as a whole I wanted something that would offer me a varied array of challenges and opportunities Supply Chain filled that desire 5 What did you gain from prior experience as an SCRC Scholar I gained a good relationship with a top area employer and further insight into the challenges that a large mature Supply Chain can offer 6 What would you say to a prospective MBA student or an MBA student considering involvement with the SCRC I would tell them to go for it The opportunities are there to take advantage of and it will only bennefit them to get involved 7 Where did you intern this summer Did it align with your supply chain education if so how I interned with Caterpillar in their Sanford Plant I did see a lot of concepts that I learned in class at work in their plant A company this size

    Original URL path: https://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-concentrations/scholar-profile/anthony-palmerino (2016-04-30)
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  • Tyler Bassett - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    Chain Scholar I interned at Caterpillar in their Building Construction Products Division As an intern in the procurement department I applied my coursework in business process management and statistical analysis to improving current processes and analyzing historical purchasing data 3 Why did you select the NC State Jenkins MBA program My initial attraction to the NC State Jenkins MBA program was hands down the reputation and strong partnerships with area companies fostered by the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative SCRC Furthermore with the school s unique approach to teaching the MBA emphasizing the importance of real world experience in supplementing your coursework I knew the Jenkins MBA program would expose me to new industries give me experience in solving real world business problems and allow me to build a strong network with supply chain professionals 4 Why did you select the supply chain management concentration how does it align with career goals With a background in the transportation and warehousing industry I have a strong interest in supply chain management and its importance in a globalized business world The supply chain management concentration was a logical next step in allowing me to deepen my knowledge and experience within the logistics field My current career goals are to be an operations analyst allowing me to work as an internal consultant within a large organization The supply chain management concentration will give me the coursework and project experience needed to build a strong foundation for my future career 5 What did you gain from prior experience as an SCRC Scholar My first two semesters as an SCRC Scholar gave me the opportunity to apply the concepts learned in my classes instantly in a business environment It also helped to further improve my time management and project management skills as I balanced a full course load and worked 15 20 hours a week in the Caterpillar office The SCRC Scholar experience is a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals as well as learn about a company s culture and the ideal candidates they are pursuing As a result the Scholars are positioned extremely well when seeking full time employment 6 What would you say to a prospective MBA student or an MBA student considering involvement with the SCRC The SCRC provides a one of a kind opportunity to NC State MBA students in partnering with leading supply chain companies and organizations on real world problems and projects In addition to your summer internship you will have the unique opportunity to gain valuable industry experience to supplement your strong curriculum Upon graduation you will be a step ahead of your peers in the foundation of your experience and the strength of your professional network 7 Where did you intern this summer Did it align with your supply chain education if so how This summer I interned at Red Hat as an Operations Analyst creating tools processes and automation that reduced the burden on the operations team in supporting the sales strategy The internship was

    Original URL path: https://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-concentrations/scholar-profile/tyler-bassett (2016-04-30)
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  • Nick Miller - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    program would give me the best opportunity to add real world business knowledge to the leadership skills I gained in the Army With no business experience the MBA was the perfect option for transitioning back to the civilian work force 4 Why did you select the supply chain management concentration how does it align with career goals I felt that pursuing a supply chain concentration best aligned with my previous experiences in the Army The skills and concepts I am learning about in my supply chain classes are the same concepts I used previously This concentration also is so broad that the potential opportunities for future employment are immense The supply chain area involves so many different specific functions that I knew I would be able to find an area I would enjoy 5 What did you gain from prior experience as an SCRC Scholar During my time as an SCRC scholar I have gained a deeper understanding of real word business issues and the problems facing managers today I have worked on projects involving policy and process improvement all of which have been great learning experiences Additionally being a Scholar has introduced me to a number of different jobs functions that I was not even aware of previously 6 What would you say to a prospective MBA student or an MBA student considering involvement with the SCRC I would advise them that being an SCRC Scholar is one of the best learning experiences that the MBA program has to offer Working with local companies on real world projects gives you a better understanding of the concepts you are learning about in class and overall makes you a much stronger candidate to potential employers 7 Where did you intern this summer Did it align with your supply chain education if

    Original URL path: https://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-concentrations/scholar-profile/nick-miller (2016-04-30)
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  • James Hollifield - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    Aids to Navigation program In that program we ensured federal waterways were accurately and safely marked using buoys and other aids to navigation for recreational and professional mariners 3 Why did you select the NC State Jenkins MBA program I chose North Carolina State University because of their fantastic reputation in the Supply Chain Management specialty 4 Why did you select the supply chain management concentration how does it align with your career goals Though I have minimal experience in the field of supply chain management I ve always felt it would be a discipline worth pursuing for 3 reasons 1 I enjoy managing and leading business processes and people 2 I have a particular interest in data analytics and I enjoy leveraging data in continuous process improvement initiatives and 3 I love being a part of the operation and getting my hands dirty 5 What activities do you like to engage in outside of school In my free time I try to be outside as much as possible and especially enjoy activities such as fishing hunting camping hiking gardening and barbecuing 6 What does being a scholar mean to you with regard to the mission vision and philosophy of the SCRC I take my responsibilities as a SCM Scholar very seriously The fact that companies have paid membership fees to the SCRC and one of the perks of that membership is access to interns like myself I want to ensure my sponsoring organization gets the biggest bang for their buck I also want to ensure that I do my best to improve upon the reputation of the SCRC has as a powerhouse in supply chain expertise and knowledge I chose North Carolina State University because of their fantastic reputation in the Supply Chain Management specialty Though I have minimal

    Original URL path: https://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-concentrations/scholar-profile/james-hollifield (2016-04-30)
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  • Kaitlyn Sutton - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    system Because I have very little formal work experience the opportunity to work with Caterpillar to gain experience in a business environment is so valuable to me Through working with mentors at my partner company and professors and advisors at NC State I know that I will gain the tools and experience necessary to achieve my goal of becoming a supply chain leader 3 Why did you select the NC State Jenkins MBA program I chose the Jenkins MBA program because I thought that it would provide me with the real world experience that will differentiate me from other candidates for future career opportunities I know that NC State s innovation philosophy will help open the door for me to learn to be creative in the ways that I solve business problems Additionally I treasured my time at NC State as an undergraduate and valued the opportunity to attend graduate school at my alma mater 4 Why did you select the supply chain management concentration how does it align with your career goals I selected the supply chain concentration because I know that a job in this field will afford me a challenging and interesting career with opportunities for leadership Working in the supply chain industry will allow me the opportunity to use my creativity to offer unique solutions to my employer Supply chain involves many of the functions of organizations and I look forward to mobilizing diverse teams toward the achievement of a common goal of the organization 5 What activities do you like to engage in outside of school When I m not at school or work you can probably find me doing something in the outdoors I enjoy playing disc golf and tennis and love hiking kayaking and adventuring outside I m a huge sports fan and

    Original URL path: https://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-concentrations/scholar-profile/kaitlyn-sutton (2016-04-30)
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  • Lindsay Schilleman - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    interned at Pretty Muddy 14 West doing Accounts Payable paperwork and lastly I spent 3 different summers at Superior Diesel SD is a customized John Deere engine distributor The first summer I was able to rotate through all departments including sales engineering parts purchasing production and accounting The remaining two summers I worked on accounting projects such as accounts receivable collections accounts payable paperwork bank reconciliations and I led the intern development team 3 Why did you select the NC State Jenkins MBA program The rankings had a lot to do with my selection I did some research and loved the reputation of the program It appeared to me that this program had a lot more focus on real world hands on experience than did other programs The thought of working with a company like John Deere for my class excited me 4 Why did you select the supply chain management concentration how does it align with your career goals I like a lot of different aspects of a business Through my rotations at SD I realized that I love to see how all the departments work together to make things work smoothly I also have a lot of experience in event planning and vendor selection for said events The more I thought about all the activities I like such as time management organization and event planning the more I thought that supply chain was a good way to tie all my skills and interests together 5 What activities do you like to engage in outside of school I love to be outdoors and be active I love sports playing softball volleyball kayaking disc golfing and running I love to try new sports and outdoor activities 6 What does being a scholar mean to you with regard to the mission

    Original URL path: https://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-concentrations/scholar-profile/lindsay-schilleman (2016-04-30)
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  • Introduction: Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR): A Tutorial - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    and execution processes Objective is to increase availability to the customer while reducing inventory transportation and logistics costs Origins in ECR CPFR has its origins in Efficient Consumer Response ECR ECR was a conscious attempt to better coordinate marketing production and replenishment activities in a way that simultaneously increased value to the consumer while improving supply chain performance for producers and retailers Typical manufacturer retailer relationship prior to ECR Situation Arms lengths relationships little or no joint planning Relationships were often adversarial The lack of information sharing made these relationships more costly than they needed to be unpredictable ordering patterns excessive inventories service failures Solution In early 1990s P G and Wal Mart developed a joint logistics process The steps involved were Information sharing Joint demand forecasting Coordinated shipments This partnership laid the foundation for ECR Core elements of ECR Efficient assortment Product offerings should be rationalized to better meet customer needs and improve supply chain performance ex Why 100 different SKU s that confuse consumers when 30 SKU s would meet their needs Efficient product introductions New products should be introduced in response to real customer needs and only after the impact on supply chain performance has been considered Efficient promotions Prices should be kept as stable as possible The supply chain impact of promotions and market specials should be carefully considered Efficient replenishment All physical and information flows that link producers to the consumer should be streamlined to cut costs and increase value How CPFR differs from ECR ECR s core elements still apply under CPFR p But CPFR extends the business processes to include Information systems for capturing and transferring POS inventory and other demand supply information between trading partners Formalized sales forecasting and order forecasting processes Formalized exception handling processes Feedback systems to monitor and improve

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  • CPFR Model: 2. Demand & Supply Management: Collaborative Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment - SCM | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) | North Carolina State University
    at the point of sale Order planning forecasting Determines future product order delivery requirements based upon the sales forecast Takes into account inventory positions transit lead times shipment quantities and other factors Sales Forecasting Overview Consumption data is used to create a sales forecast This consumption data differs depending on the product industry and trading partners Retailer POS data Distribution center withdrawals Manufacturer consumption data Important to incorporate information on any planned events ex Promotions plant shut downs etc Sales Forecasting Steps 1 Analyze current joint business plan Analyze the potential effects of the current joint business plan on future retail sales 2 Analyze causal information Analyze the potential effect of causal factors on future retail sales based on historical events and the resulting sales impact 3 Collect and analyze consumption data Point of Sale PoS data warehouse withdrawals manufacturing consumption 4 Identify planned events Store openings or closings promotions or new product introductions This comprehensive list of events will be used to populate a shared event calendar 5 Update shared event calendar Align events from each trading partner resulting in a common plan Agree upon this short term event plan 6 Gather exception resolution data Gather sales forecast exception resolution data from previous iterations 7 Generate sales forecast Generate the forecast for a given period with forecasting tools that use all relevant information and guidelines Either partner or both partners may generate the sales forecast depending upon the scenario Sales Forecasting Output A single sales forecast generated by one or both parties Used as a baseline for the creation of an order forecast as well as other supply chain activities Order Planning Forecasting Overview Sales forecast causal information inventory policies etc are used to generate a specific order forecast Actual volume numbers are time phased and reflect inventory objectives by product and receiving location The short term portion of the forecast is used for order generation The longer term portion is used for planning Order Planning Forecasting Steps EXAMPLE How Sales Forecasts Drive Order Forecasts Using POS forecast and inventory policy information we can calculate when each store needs to release an order to the Retailer DC and this info is then used to generate a replenishment forecast for the DC The same process can be used to develop an order forecast for the manufacturer Order Planning Forecasting Output A time phased netted order forecast The order forecast allows the seller to allocate production capacity against demand while minimizing safety stock The real time collaboration reduces uncertainty between trading partners and leads to consolidated supply chain inventories Inventory levels are decreased and customer service responsiveness is increased A platform for continual improvement among trading partners is established Categories SCM Tutorials CPFR Read the Supply Chain Management Professional Newsletter Read the latest supply chain research articles and news as soon as we post them Privacy Policy Related Articles Introduction Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment CPFR A Tutorial Organizational Implications Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment CPFR A Tutoria CPFR Model Collaborative

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